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Our residential addiction treatment program for women provides a safe, nurturing, gender-separate environment where you’ll receive individualized treatment from an all-women team of master’s level therapists and staff. This program is offered at The Right Step Dallas/Ft. Worth facility and focuses on women’s addiction and intimacy/relationship issues.

Addiction Treatment Tailored to Women’s Needs

Women often struggle to stay sober due to undiagnosed co-occurring emotional and relationship challenges. We address intimacy, grief/loss, abuse, sexual issues and trauma that frequently co-occur in women with active substance use and addiction problems. Our goal is to openly address these concerns with the help of experienced female professionals who know how to eliminate substance abuse, while also bringing greater connection and health to your life and relationships.

Our program was designed by internationally renowned intimacy disorders and addictions expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S. Our approach draws upon The Daring WayTM shame resilience curriculum created by Dr. Brené Brown, which explores topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness and empowers people to live wholeheartedly and embrace their authentic selves.

Our treatment team will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that may include the following:

  • Comprehensive assessments of substance abuse, intimacy disorders, relationship issues and trauma
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Daily interactive educational sessions on trauma, relationships, addiction, intimacy and related topics
  • Nutrition counseling with a licensed nutritionist
  • Fitness activities at an onsite gym with licensed trainers
  • Yoga, body awareness and mindfulness meditation with certified experts
  • Intensive family involvement
  • Relapse prevention, individualized aftercare planning and follow-up
  • Onsite medical detox and psychiatric stabilization
  • 12-step involvement
  • Positive Recovery®, a research-backed, strength-based treatment approach
  • Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum and counseling

Benefits of a ‘Women-Only’ Treatment Program

Gender-separate treatment, especially in early recovery, is important so that you can develop the non-sexual, non-romantic community support that comes from other women in a safe treatment setting. Benefits of women-only treatment include:

  • In a dedicated women’s program, it often feels safer to discuss deeply personal topics such as body image, trauma, sexuality and relationships.
  • By removing any pressure or competition for male attention, there are fewer distractions from the work of self-examination and recovery.
  • Removing the distractions of male attention also removes unnecessary worries about how you look or what others think.
  • A close-knit community of women provides an opportunity to learn from and bond with peers of all different ages and perspectives.
  • Well-managed women-only treatment environments offer a safer, more supportive community that helps to encourage self-acceptance, shame reduction, and meaningful, healing relationships.

Is Our Substance Abuse & Intimacy Disorders Program Right for You?

Some of the challenges facing the women we treat include:

  • Maintaining close relationships with people who remain actively involved with alcohol or other drugs (friends, spouses/partners, lovers, etc.)
  • A history of painful, failed relationships where sex or drug use has been the primary bond
  • Abusing substances or relapsing related to poor relationship choices
  • Having sex or relationships with people primarily because they supply alcohol or other drugs, money, gifts, or other commodities
  • Abusing alcohol or other drugs to help tolerate neglectful, unfaithful, unrewarding, abusive and/or emotionally unavailable relationships
  • Inability to enjoy sexual intimacy without the use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Being unsuccessful at previous attempts in treatment and healing due to the distraction of romantic or sexual relationships
  • A history of engaging in romantic or sexual activity in the very same environments where you went for help (e.g., drug rehab, therapy groups, faith-based groups, 12-step meetings)
  • Making relationships and/or sexuality a greater priority than sobriety
  • Seeking healthy intimacy but instead consistently finding unhealthy relationships
  • Feeling that your relationship with food or spending has at times gotten out of control
  • When you’re not in a relationship, drinking or using other drugs to cope with the discomfort of being alone
  • Consistently putting others’ needs ahead of yours and then drinking or using other drugs, feeling that you always come last
  • Pushing aside your own interests, beliefs, values or friendships in order to please a partner
  • Feeling like your self-worth is tied to being attractive and/or pleasing others
  • Feeling overwhelmed trying to meet the needs of work, family and a romantic partner
  • Finding yourself more focused on sexual/romantic fantasies via books, films or online than on intimate, loving relationships
  • A history of physical, emotional, sexual or family trauma
  • Inability to maintain relationship fidelity due to affairs, anonymous intimacy or relationship secrets
  • Giving up on love, sex or relationships to avoid repeating painful past mistakes

We offer Women’s Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse & Intimacy Disorders at the following locations:

If you are struggling with addiction and intimacy issues, call us for a free, confidential assessment. We can help you create the life you deserve.

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